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The Brewery Market returns to Hintonburg Park again this year! Once again, admission is FREE!
This event is Rain or Shine – and Family Friendly!
Hintonburg Park features a wonderful play area. Bring your picnic blankets, a frisbee and come relax for the day. Proceeds support Ottawa Riverkeeper.
The guys behind Bentley Brewers are no strangers to the brewing scene. The newly opened brewery has technically been in operation for 25 years. They started off as a Brew-On-Premise operation Brewer's Delight and when The Beer Store opened ownership to Ontario Brewers back in January they decided to take advantage of the offer and switch to a commercial brewery.
We got the chance to discuss their views on the Beer Store (TBS) and their experience with the company so far. They said that dealing with TBS was, and continues to be a very good experience. Within a month of getting in touch with TBS, Bentley had their beer on the shelves of 5 local stores, which came at no cost them. Surprisingly enough, they receive 80% of the profits from the beer sold.
That being said, they have had their share of hurdles throughout the process. They made a point in explaining that TBS is run by a surprisingly small group of people, each wearing multiple hats. This makes getting required information or getting in touch with a specific person rather difficult. Overall, they were very happy with the service offered to them by TBS.
Since our conversation a few weeks ago, they've now expanded to 12 Beer Stores across Ottawa as well as the Ottawa Distribution Centre, which will open the doors to offering their cans in local bars and restaurants.
Daniel Herweyer, CEO and brewmaster has been working with Bentley Brewers for the past 2 years. Growing up and working on a farm has given him an appreciation for pure natural ingredients which are apparent in their beer. His experience in a cold vegetable storage room also prepared him for the frigid temperatures that lagered beer ferments in.
Their Copper Lager, a Vienna Lager is a bright crisp and refreshing beer, that pairs very well with the summer sun and is a perfect post yardwork beverage. They currently have no plans for producing other styles at the moment as their philosophy is to do something well and stick with that. Not only is their product unique in the Ottawa craft beer market, it is also very reasonable priced at $2.55 for a 473ml can!
When asked how he would describe his brewery, Daniel, with no hesitation, replied "consistent, classic and reliable."
You can purchase the Copper Lager in cans in 12 Beer Store locations in the Ottawa region. Bentley plans to eventually be available through Brew Donkey and will sell also beer from their location on Bentley Avenue.
Our good friend and beer blogger Brian Papineau recently reviewed the Cooper Lager. Check out his review on his website.
Cassel Brewery will be releasing the 2015 edition of their Railroad Special Maple Rye Ale tomorrow, Wednesday May 12th!
This year they've opted for a different yeast in order to showcase more of the maple flavor.
Available at their brewery – 715 Rue Principale, Casselman ON
Join us along with some great local breweries for the first Craft Beer Fest at Vineyards Wine Bar and Bistro Ottawa on Sunday May 24th 1pm – 4pm!
Entry is $5 and proceeds go to the Ottawa Mission!
- Hopped & Confused Ottawa '19 August 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm Mill St. Brew Pub Ottawa Dine Alone Records & Mill Street Brewery present #HoppedandConfused 2019! We're back in business for a fourth summer of great bands and good beer, with this year featuring JULY TALK, Sloan Music, Weaves, Born Ruffians, NOBRO, cleopatrick, Taylor Knox & Alexandria Maillot. Grab your tickets now at hoppedandconfused.ca 🎫 https://www.facebook.com/events/2364030813808988/
- Hopped & Confused Ottawa '19 August 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm Mill St. Brew Pub Ottawa Dine Alone Records & Mill Street Brewery present #HoppedandConfused 2019! We're back in business for a fourth summer of great bands and good beer, with this year featuring JULY TALK, Sloan Music, Weaves, Born Ruffians, NOBRO, cleopatrick, Taylor Knox & Alexandria Maillot. Grab your tickets now at hoppedandconfused.ca 🎫 https://www.facebook.com/events/2364030813808988/
- CASKAPALOOZA 2019 - Festival-Style Craft Beer Sampling August 29, 2019 at 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm CRAFT Beer Market - Ottawa, 975 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W7 Caskapalooza - our famous summer craft beer sampling event - is back for another year! Join us for a festival-style night of entertainment, good vibes and local beer tasting - featuring over 25 unique casks from your favourite local craft breweries. Event tickets are $25 and include 12 sample beer tokens! Partial proceeds will be…